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Hi there, I was just wondering if anyone knows where I would be able to purchase a calamansi tree or the seed for me to be able to plant. I really miss being able to have its juice as it is so widely available in Malaysia but so hard to get in Australia.

If anyone has any information on it, it would make me very happy. Some say that the calamondin is the same thing but it really doesn't taste the same to me I'm afraid :(
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JakfruitEttiquette says...
Can you post images or links to the type you are calling Calamansi. Also how different is Calamondin vs Calamansi to you ??
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gimme says...
There seems to be much confusion between calamondin and kalamansi due to common names. Does anyone know the botanical name for kalamansi? I believe I have what is a kalamansi but none for sale sorry. It is thorny, very dark green leaves and when crushed are very strong lime smell. I will post a pic tomorrow
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Anonymous says...
I've also seen it spelled calamansi and sometimes called Philippines lime. It is everywhere in the Philippines.
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MaryT says...
Is it the same as Indonesian Lime? I have one and it's in fruit at the moment though not yet ripe. I have sprouted seedlings successfully with its seeds but not sure if the tree would be close to its parent; some say it should be.
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Anonymous says...
probably the same tree Mary. They come for sale on ebay sometimes. There is actually something similar "sour orange" which has the same taste/acidity but is about the same size as medium orange.

Interesting ebay listing here http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Exotic-Collectable-Crescentia-cujete-Calabash-Tree-x-1-seedling-/111198991386?pt=AU_Plants_Seeds_Bulbs&hash=item19e3f9f41a

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MaryT says...
Beware ebay listings; many of our member had been disappointed. Some are false advertising. I'm sure there are honest sellers, but usually it takes a long time before you find out that a seed/seedling was a dud. By that time they're long gone.

Also some pop up 'nurseries' at shopping centres sell seedling of flowers and fruit that don't deliver what they promise on their tags. My friends were victims to that scam.

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Brain says...
Citrofortunella microcarpa - is calamondin or calamansi. Though the Kumquat is sometimes mislabelled as the calamondin or viceversa.

I think the best way is to go to the markets and get yourself some calamansi that tasted as you would expect and grow those seeds.
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gimme says...
This was sold to me as calamansi lime. It looks nothing like calamondin. The first fruit is still forming.
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JakfruitEttiquette says...
nO pics there gimme ??
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Brain says...
You may have to wait until the fruit is mature and then check against this link.
http://food.drricky.net/2012/01/spot-difference.html

Though for ppl of SE Asia, their version of calamansi looks like this
http://www.foodcnr.com/2013/07/calamansi-juice-naran-juice.html

but searching for the scientific name, commonly only microcarpa comes up, so I believe they are one of the same.

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gimme says...
also the leaves tend to cup/fold upwards
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Mike Tr says...
The scientific names of this branch of citrus can be thrown out the window such is confusion. Calamondin and calamansi (philipine name) are 2 of the names applied for the same thing cumquat x sour mandarin (rangpur style).They can all be spelt with k and there are many variations.
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MaryT says...
gimme if that is calamansi in your photographs then I don't have one. My Indo lime has small leaves. Please post a photo of the fruit when it's ripe, thank you.
Hi Mike I see you have a new ID :)
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Anonymous says...
Mary T I just had to let go of the past and assume a new identity.I think indonesian lime is a different species altogether.
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MaryT says...
Mike you are anon again! :)

This calamansi thing has me looking at all my citrus more closely and seeing their differences; all good.
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Boris Spasky says...
This is an Indonesian lime, grown in Sydney.
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Diego says...
Re the orange-coloured indonesian lime pictured, is this any good for marmalade?
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MaryT says...
Diego I have used them with other citrus for marmalade but not on their own. The result was good.
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DouglasD says...
Wow you guys are quick in responding :) I wondered whether anyone was reading this.

The one posted by Brain was exactly the type of calamansi I was looking for. It is small and round with dark green skin. The fruit itself is quite small about the size of a 20cent piece all round.

So far, I have seen so many variants of calamansi and calamondin but I haven't tasted the other funny looking ones because I couldn't even find it to begin with. Any experiences on whether they tasted the same?

Thanks :)

Doug
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tracey123 says...
hi
I am also chasing philippino calamanci
if anyone can help - do they grow well here or can you buy the juice anywhere?
thanks
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gimme says...
This is the one fruit I got of my kalamansi lime tree (see earlier post). It had one seed, lime flavour but not very juicy. Maybee it will get juicier when it's a bigger tree. There was no orange colour
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jakfruit etiquette says...
Looks interesting Gimme, still avail from the source ??
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gimme says...
No and the heat has knocked the trees around also it's hard to get a flat bud cut out of the flat branches but I'll try more budding in Next month
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jakfruit etiquette says...
OK keep me in mind if you get extra for sale/swap
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JohnMc1 says...
A friend of mine married a Pilipino many years ago and have this large kalamansi (spelling?) growing out the front of their yard. I spoke to his wife about it, thinking it was a Calamondin but she insisted it was a Calamansi, I still discounted it as being the former and thought nothing more of it till reading this thread, interesting. I am now going to have a closer look.
EDIT: From memory, I saw her harvesting baskets full of smallish dark green skinned citrus fruits, not recently, though.
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pickerWal says...
Kalamansi same size macadamia nut,
outside skin colour is green inside pulp colour is orange.
Calamondin same size macadamia nut,
outside skin colour is green inside pulp colour is green.
cumquat same size macadamia nut,
outside skin colour is orange inside pulp colour is orange.

All different flavours
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MaryT says...
They all have green skin when immature but turns yellow/orange eventually, though I have not seen a Kalamansi. None of them stay green, do they? My calamondin and cumquats all turn orange in time.

I am also wondering if the Kalamansi is the same as Indonesian Lime, which is small like the cumquats.
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Josiedoug says...
I'm a Filipina and very interested to grow my own calamansi here in luisiana. Please help me where to get a seed or a tree. If any of you can provide please message me and I will be happy to purchase some. Best regards and happy growing everyone
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Josiedoug says...
Wow! Gimme you definitely got the real kalamansi from the Philippines. The thorny stem and leaves and very dark green leaves are the only proof. I am Filipina and I want to grow some here in luisiana. I will be very happy and appreciate if u can maybe provide me some seeds from ripe fruits or a tree instead. And I am very excited to purchase some. Or maybe u can tell me about your supplier. PleAse help. Thanks in advance and happy growing...
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sternus1 says...
has anyone seen the sweet limes being sold at bunnings? Yellow skin, pink flesh.
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Brain says...
It could be the Australian Sweet Lime, I weighted in what it could be in another forum topic. Seen quite a few last year and it should be Citrus limettioides. Not sure about the pink flesh but definitely yellow skin when ripe.
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jakfruit etiquette says...
Yes Brain I would guess the same, but not with pink flesh, that sounds like the pink lemon. Also Australian Lime and Sweet Lime not the same.
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Brain says...
Pink lemon is a variegated type of eureka. Ive seen the tree for sale in a NZ nursery on the net. Too bad they dont ship across the tasman.
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I've seen variegated Eurekas at Nova. Not sure if its the same as the Pink lemon in NZ, but the plants sure looked puurdy.
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Thithi says...
Hi DouglasD,
Turners garden sells lime calamanci. It could be what you're looking for. Below is the link
http://www.turnersgardencentre.com.au/fruit.htm
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Kuya Zoe says...
Hello, I have hundreds of Calamanci seeds brought directly from Angeles City and Manila and can always get them from the Phils. I can have you seeds by June if interested contact me here and leave your contact. It's best to plant them within two weeks of taking the seeds from the fruit. I will have fresh seeds by June. Magandang gabi sa iyo!
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Milkybar says...
Hi Kuya Zoe, I am interested in buying seeds..how can I buy from you and how much?
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Terry37 says...
Botanical name is

CITRONFORTUNELLAMICROCARPA
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Punni3 says...
Hi everyone,
I have just harvested a whole lot of calamansi fruit which typically has 3-5 seeds if anyone is interested in buying. I'm based in sydney and can send it interstate if required, just not to WA or TAS.
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Rthursty says...
How much are you selling the calamansi seeds - posted to sydney.
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Punni3 says...
I'm selling each fruit for $3 or 4 fruits for $10. One fruit usually has around 3-5 seeds. I am based in Sydney close to mascot station, so you can pick it up if you like. Otherwise postage will costs $8.50 with Australia Post's parcel post.
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Terry37 says...
Hello Punni3
Please call 02-42859953 re purchase of some seeds.

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Terry37 , in about a month or so I will be moving to Melbourne and I really really would love seeds or growing plants already even better if you have of Kalamansi? My wife is Philippino and I would love to surprise her. Is it ok if I give you a call when I'm settled?
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Danny333 says...
Hi guys, I always hear of people searching for calamansi trees and never being able to find them. It is very easy to get grafted trees from just about any Bunnings or fruit tree nursery but they are sold under the name calamondin in Australia. My wife is Filipino and we use our trees fruit in a lot of Filipino recipes. Much easier to get a grafted tree that will fruit straight away than wait years for a seed to grow and fruit in my opinion. Hope this info helps.
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DouglasD says...
Hey Danny333,

Interesting that you mention this. Can you please advise me on where these Calamondin plants are or what you should be asking them for? I have tried my local Bunnings and they haven't the slightest idea what I am talking about.

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mcmelb1 says...
If you are looking for the green type, Daley's sells a plant which i believe could be the same as the one found in Singapore/Malaysia:
https://www.daleysfruit.com.au/buy/lime-kassia-tree.htm
It is called 'Lime - Kassia' on daleys, it stays green and changes colour inside. The 'calamondin' found everywhere here seems more like a kumquat (it changes colour) rather than the 'calamansi' found in Malaysia/Singapore, which are usually green on the outside but yellow on the inside.
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Danny333 says...
G'day Douglas, I live in Perth and the Bunnings here usually has heaps of calamondin plants. They are usually located with the cumquats and are around $25 - $30 each for a grafted plant. Really strange to hear that your local Bunnings has never heard of them - they are quite a common plant, have you tried your local fruit tree nursery or asked Bunnings to order one in for you?
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